Longtime foster parent arrested for sexual assault

Date: 2015-07-02

Stephen Darrell Taylor, 68, of Yucaipa and his wife served as a foster family for the Arrowhead Foster Family Agency, Inc. between the years of 2002 and 2008. During that time, Stephen Taylor allegedly sexually abused two of the female foster children placed in his care. Taylor allegedly sexually abused the children for several years. The victims ranged in age from five to eleven and were eventually adopted by the Taylors. The family resided in three different homes during that time frame on Crestline Road, Mile High Road, and Fir Lane in the Crestline community. The sexual abuse continued until the children were removed by the San Bernardino County Children and Family Services in 2008 due to allegations of physical abuse. The sexual abuse was reported to the Twin Peaks Sheriff Station and turned over to the Crimes Against Children Detail because it involved a certified foster family.

Detectives from the Crimes Against Children Detail assumed the investigation and determined approximately 27 foster children were placed with the Taylor family from 2002 to 2008. The Taylor family lost their status as a certified foster family after allegations of physical abuse to the children.

On July 1, 2015, Stephen Taylor was arrested by detectives on an arrest warrant for: Oral Copulation, Sexual Intercourse with Force, Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child, and Continual Sexual Assault of a Child. Taylor was booked at the West Valley Detention Center on July 1, 2015, at 4:31 p.m., where he was being held in lieu of $500,000 bail. Detectives are releasing his booking photograph due to concerns Taylor possibly abused other children who were in his care during that time.

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